How to Apply for Voter ID Card Online

By | December 21, 2023

Being able to vote is a fundamental right for Indian citizens. You must apply for a voter ID if you are 18 years of age or older to cast a ballot. Applying offline or online for a voter ID card is possible.

Every registered voter in India receives a unique identification number from the Election Commission of India, which is also commonly referred to as a Voter ID Card. Every voter receives an EPIC number, or Electoral Photo Identity Card Number, in addition to their Voter ID card. The 10-digit alphanumeric EPIC Number, which is made up of both letters and numbers, is shown on the front of the voter identity card. It serves as each voter’s unique identity, making it necessary for them to exercise their right to vote in local, state, and federal elections.


Online Enrolment Process for a New Voter ID Card:

The procedure of obtaining a new voter ID online is not too complicated. All you have to do is complete these steps:

  • Step 1: Go to the official website of the Election Commission of India (ECI) to register a voter ID.
  • Step 2: Everything you might want to know about the Indian electoral system is available on this website, from electoral rolls to the dates and times of the next elections around the nation. It also includes several application forms and a set of voter rules.
  • Step 3: Depending on the service you want to use, there are several forms. These include changing one’s name, having one’s name appear on the electoral list for Indian nationals living abroad, having distinct forms for those who are in the military services, being employed by the government, etc.
  • Step 4: You need to choose Form 6, which is the application for a new voter.
  • Step 5: Go to the National Voters Service Portal to locate the form. If you live in India, go to “Forms” and download Form 6 or click on it to apply online.

How to Apply for a Voter ID Card Online:

An overview of the processes in the online application procedure is provided below:

  • Step 1: Go to the Voters’ Service Portal’s official website.
  • Step 2: Either download and print Form 6 from the website’s “Forms” section or click “Fill Form 6.” If you live in India, complete Form 6. If you are an NRI, select “Form 6A.”
  • Step 3: If you would like to apply online, register by selecting the “Sign-up” button and entering your email address, phone number, and other pertinent information. If you have previously registered, enter your EPIC or registered mobile number, the password, and the captcha before clicking “Request OTP.” Go to the portal and enter the one-time password (OTP).
  • Step 4: Fill out the form and attach the necessary files.
  • Select “Submit” in step five.
  • Step 6: You are going to get an email at the email address you supplied as soon as you submit. This email will provide a link to your voter ID page. You can monitor the status of your voter ID application with this tool. After completing your application, you should receive your voter ID card within a month.

Documents Needed to File an Application for a Voter ID Card:

The following paperwork is needed to submit an online application for a voter ID card:

  • One picture of passport-size
  • Identity verification documents include birth certificates, passports, driver’s licenses, PAN cards, and high school transcripts.
  • Proof of address: this might be a utility bill (electricity or phone), passport, ration card, or driver’s license.

Eligibility for Voter ID Cards:

The following is a summary of the requirements to be eligible for a voter’s ID card:

  • The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • The candidate has to be residing at a fixed address.
  • The candidate needs to be at least eighteen years old.

How to switch from an outdated voter ID card to a new one:

Changing your voter ID card from an old one to a new one is a simple process.

The following is a list of stages for the same:

Step 1: Go to the National Voters’ Services Portal’s official website,
Step 2: On the webpage, select the “e-PIC Download” option.
Step 3: You will be sent to a new page where you must choose your state of residency and input your EPIC number or Form Reference No.
Step 4: Select “Search” from the menu.
Step 5: The registered mobile number will receive an OTP.
Step 6: Fill in the appropriate field with the OTP and confirm it.
Step 7: Download the file by selecting the “Download e-PIC” option.

Verification of Voter Identity Card:

To complete the voter ID card verification procedure, the following actions must be taken:

Step 1: Go to the National Voters’ Services Portal website.
Choose the “Search in Electoral Roll” option in step two.
Step 3: Complete the form with the necessary information and double-check it.